I had surgery on my foot 3 weeks ago and need to be completely non-weight bearing for months. I was using a knee scooter in the house and tried crutches outside. The crutches exhausted me and limited what I could do. I couldn’t walk my dogs, clean up the yard or go up and down my steps. Freedom Leg allows me to do all these and many more. I am so happy I bought it. I was hesitant because I read some older reviews about quality issues, but the 3.0 version is very well made. Make sure to use the screws vs the pop in restraint at the bottom piece. Maybe it was just mine, but the pop in part came out on its own and would have dropped me if I hadn’t noticed and switched it out with the screws they sent. I use a cane with mine just to make sure, but it is really quite sturdy.
I will say I don’t think it is for everyone, I’m pretty muscular and have good balance. I have no issue, but I could see where an older person with balance issues might not feel safe on it. So long as I pay attention, I can pretty much do anything I want, but a lot slower and more deliberately. I also won’t go up or down stairs or curbs without a handrail.
Make sure to get a prescription before you buy so you can have insurance pay some of the cost.
I’m really happy I bought it, although it is a chunk of money. My dogs are too.